The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Aston Martin DB5. We make the process of selling your Aston Martin DB5 quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The 1963-1965 British Aston Martin DB5 is a two door coupe that is most famous for being super spy James Bond’s car in movies such as Goldfinger, Thunderball and GoldenEye. At the 1964 World’s Fair, in New York City, it was billed as the “World’s most famous car.” It’s sleek body lines and powerful engine make it the quintessential 1960’s British sports car.
The “DB” in the model name stands for David Brown, the owner of the Aston Martin company from 1947-1972. The DB5 engine had many improvements over the earlier DB4 Series V cars. The DB5 had an inline-6, all-aluminum engine with a larger, 4.0 liter bore, 3 SU carburetors, and the new full synchromesh ZF 5-speed transmission. It couple put out a powerful 282 hp and could travel at a top speed of 145 miles per hour.
In 1964, a special high performance model was introduced called the DB5 Vantage. It featured 3 Weber twin-choke carburetors and other changes that boosted the performance to a powerful 315 hp. Only 65 of these Vantage models were produced.
The DB5 came with many convenient and luxurious standard features, including twin fuel tanks, chrome wire wheels, an oil cooler, reclining seats, wool pile carpets, electric windows, full leather trim and a fire extinguisher. It also came as a convertible that came with a steel hard top with a large back window. Only 123 convertibles were produced, only 19 of those were left-hand drives and only 12 were made with the Vantage engine, making these extremely rare and valuable models. Well preserved examples of the DB5 can fetch more than a million dollars at auction.